NCEDA hosts a variety of networking luncheons, webinars and workshops throughout the year. Each event focuses on current topics of interest to economic developers. Luncheons and workshops include the opportunity to interact with fellow professionals, opinion leaders, and others who have an interest in supporting our state’s economic development activities.
Small Business Administration Webinar, featuring NC District Director Thomas Stith
Date: April 9
Time: 9 – 10 am
Small businesses employ more than 1.6 million North Carolinians, according to 2018 data from the US Small Business Administration (SBA). Small firms, which account for more than 44 percent of the state’s total employment, have been on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis, suffering dramatic and unanticipated declines in sales and revenue, laying off staff and, in many cases, closing their doors completely. But assistance is on the way from the SBA. Under the recent Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (“CARES”) Act passed by Congress and signed by President Trump, the SBA has been allocated $350 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), loans designed to provide a direct incentive for small businesses to keep workers on the payroll.
How will small businesses and their surrounding communities benefit from programs like PPP? Join Thomas A. Stith III, District Director for the SBA’s North Carolina District Office, for a special webinar to learn more. Registration is complimentary and is open to non-members.
REGISTER HERE FOR THE SBA WEBINAR
Central NC Networking Luncheon
Date: Thursday, December 5
Location: City Club Raleigh
February 2018 Networking Luncheon
Date: Thursday, February 15
Subject: Using GIS to Market Your Economic Development Assets: North Carolina Case Studies
Location: City Club Raleigh
2018 February Networking Luncheon Agenda
2018 February Networking Luncheon Attendee List
2018 February Networking Luncheon Presentations:
- Chris Nichols – Product Manager, geothinQ
Chris’ demonstration was based on geothinQ’s platform (www.geothinQ.com). geothinQ is a pioneer of on-demand geographic land mapping and data visualization. It features an accessible, forward facing platform, with an interface that feels familiar even after a few clicks. Users visualize data relevant to their region, and the built-in search and analytical functions can display different scenarios and answer value-based questions. Use geothinQ’s standard layers, including ownership boundaries, large tracts, value per acre, topography, wetlands and FEMA flood zones to quickly visualize the geography of your region; geothinQ also contains powerful property search features, strong graphics tools for strategizing, a collaboration platform and high-quality PDF creation capabilities. geothinQ is available as a custom GIS product (contact Chris at nichols.c@geothinQ.com) and a geothinQ Regions product. To view a complete list of geothinQ Regions and the data they include visit: geothinq.com/get-started/
- Robin Spinks – Principal, Greenfield
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